RIL Q1 results HIGHLIGHTS: Reliance Retail net profit more than doubles on-yr; Jio net grows 45%

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Updated: July 23, 2021 9:17:46 pm

RIL Q1 FY22 results HIGHLIGHTS: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) reported net profit at Rs 12,273 crore in April-June quarter of FY22 on Friday, 23 July 2021

RIL Q1 results, RIL results 2021RIL share price fell 0.74 per cent to Rs 2,105.20 apiece on Friday, ahead of Q1 results. Image: Reuters

RIL Q1 FY22 results HIGHLIGHTS: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) reported Apr-Jun quarter FY22 net profit at Rs 12,273 crore, a fall of 7.25 per cent on-year. In the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal, net profit stood at Rs 13,233 crore. RIL’s two major units Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio showed healthy topline growth with retail more than doubling net profit and telecom net profit growing by 45 per cent.  The oil-to-telecom conglomerate’s revenue from operations rose 58.2 per cent to Rs 1.44 lakh crore, as compared to Rs 91,238 crore in the year-ago period. The company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) grew to Rs 27,550 crore, from Rs 21,585 in the year-ago period.

“I am happy that our company has delivered robust growth despite facing a highly challenging operating environment caused by the second wave of the COVID pandemic. The results of the first quarter of FY2022 clearly demonstrate the resilience of Reliance’s diversified portfolio of businesses that cater to large parts of the consumption basket,” RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani said. He also said that COVID-related restrictions on store operations during the quarter impacted RIL’s retail business operations and profitability.

RIL share price fell 0.74 per cent to Rs 2,105.20 apiece on Friday, ahead of Q1 results. However, stock has surged nearly 12 per cent in three months and 3.7 per cent in six months. On a year-to-date (YTD) basis, it is up 7 per cent, while down a per cent from 52-week high.

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    21:03 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Polymers update

    PP, PE and PVC prices strengthened during the quarter by 53%, 49% and 103% on-year respectively with higher feedstock prices and healthy global demand growth on back of economic revival in US and Europe.

    21:01 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Oil supply tight

    RIl said that global oil supplies remained tight due to the strong compliance to production targets by OPEC plus countries during the first quarter. "Stronger oil fundamentals, vaccination programs and better demand outlook have resulted in a steady rise in crude prices throughout 1Q FY22," they added.

    21:00 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Downstream margins strong for Reliance Industries

    Oil to chemical business continues to see strong downstream margins with product deltas near or above 5-year averages.

    21:00 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Scheme for transfer of O2C approved by creditors, shareholders

    The scheme for transfer of O2C undertaking to a wholly owned subsidiary has been filed with the National Company Law Tribunal and is pending approval. The said scheme has been approved by the creditors and shareholders of the company

    21:00 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Cracker operating rates healthy

    Cracker operating rates remained healthy at 82%, with a strong product demand-pull. Logistics issues (Suez Canal blockage, container shortages) impacted trade flows and supported margins, Reliance Industries said.

    20:59 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    O2C transportation fuels volume surges on improved domestic demand

    O2C Transportation fuels volume increased from 9.3 MMT in 1Q FY21 to 9.8 MMT in 1Q FY22 with improved domestic demand.

    20:59 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Refinery throughput improves

    Refinery throughput came in at 76.7 mb/d in the April-June quarter, improved by 1.5 mb/d on-quarter basis and 7.0 mb/d higher from the previous year.

    20:58 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    PX prices up by 75% with higher crude price

    On yearly basis, PX prices increased by 75% with higher crude price. PX-Naphtha delta increased to $ 244/MT, up 14% Y-o-Y and 25% Q-o-Q with firm demand and supply constraints.

    20:57 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Oil to chemical business update

    "Segment EBITDA for 1QFY22 improved by 49.8% on-year to Rs 12,231 crore primarily on account of rebound in transportation fuel cracks to 4-6 quarter highs. Operational flexibility and responsiveness to market dynamics continue to play a significant role in Reliance’s O2C performance," RIL said.

    20:52 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Zivame business update

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    20:50 (IST)23 Jul 2021
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    20:46 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio, Microsoft operationalized initial 10 MW capacity of Jio-Azure cloud data centers

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    20:45 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio ARPU at Rs 138.4

    ARPU for 1Q FY22 was Rs 138.4, with improved subscriber mix and better seasonality being offset by COVID impact.

    20:44 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    JioFiber records over 3 mn connected homes

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    20:43 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Urban Ladder business update

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    20:42 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    JioPhone Next jointly developed by Jio and Google

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    20:42 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Own-brand retail growth

    Reliance Industries said that its own-brand business in the retail segment continued to scale up with extension of BPL and Kelvinator portfolio and the addition of 20% more general trade counters.

    20:41 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio sees gross addition of customer at 26.7 mn

    Reliance Jio saw a healthy customer gross addition at 26.7 million (net addition of 14.3 million) in the quarter over the trailing quarter, driven by traction across mobility and homes.

    20:37 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio's EBITDA Margin at 46.9%

    Reliance Jio's EBITDA Margin came in at 46.9%, increased 440 bps on-year, reflecting operational efficiency.

    20:36 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio's quarterly operating revenue grows 19% on-yr

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    20:36 (IST)23 Jul 2021
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    20:35 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    JioMart orders up 25% from last quarter

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    20:35 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio total data traffic surges 38.5% on-year

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    20:31 (IST)23 Jul 2021
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    20:30 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Grocery business adds more kiranas

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    20:28 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio cash profit at Rs 8,063 cr, rises 31% on-yr

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    20:28 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Retail plans massive store expansion

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    20:26 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    AJIO scaled new highs

    "AJIO sustained its strong momentum as it scaled new highs, traffic, monthly active users and orders were up 4x over previous year. This was enabled by the impactful execution of events, wider range availability and ramping up of supply chain capacity across the network to meet the surge in business," Reliance Industries said.

    20:25 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio profits jumps 44.9% to Rs 3,651 cr with net addition of 14.3 mn subscribers during Apr-Jun

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    20:25 (IST)23 Jul 2021
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    20:23 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Reliance Jio net profit surges 45% in Apr-Jun 2021

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    20:23 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Fashion and Lifestyle business sees strong growth

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    20:21 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Jio Platforms' EBITDA rises over 21% on-year

    Jio Platforms' EBITDA for the quarter was Rs 8,892 crore ($ 1.2 billion) increase of 21.3 per cent on-year

    20:20 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Jio's industry-leading operating metrics

    "Jio has posted yet another record quarterly performance with industry-leading operating metrics. I am thankful to Jio’s family of loyal subscribers whose number has grown further during the quarter, consolidating its position as India’s No. 1 provider of digital connectivity and services. They appreciate our continuing focus on raising the bar for superior service quality," said Mukesh Ambani. 

    20:20 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Jio's value of services at Rs 22,267 crore

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    20:16 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Consumer electronics business going strong

    Reliance Retail's consumer electronics recorded strong growth over last year, led by a better operating environment and higher sales of devices.

    20:15 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Best-ever quarter for Reliance digital

    Reliance Retail's emphasis on digital commerce helped to clock best-ever quarter with record sales and uptick across consumer metrics, the company said.

    20:08 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Domestic O2C market share intact

    "O2C maintained its market share in domestic markets. In addition, O2C continues to strategically place its products in export markets," Reliance Industries said.

    20:07 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Oil-to-Chemical revenue surges 75%

    Segment Revenues for the first quarter increased by 75.2% on-year to ₹ 1.03 lakh crore primarily on account of sharp increase in product prices on the back of higher Crude prices. RIL said that segment EBITDA improved by 49.8% on-year to ₹ 12,231 crore primarily on account of rebound in transportation fuel cracks to 4-6 quarter highs.

    20:05 (IST)23 Jul 2021
    Footfall significantly lower than previous quarter

    "In view of the constraints, footfalls during the quarter were at 46% of pre COVID period and were comparable to the same period last year but significantly lower than 88% footfalls in preceding quarter. Consumer sentiment has remained cautious with a hint of revival towards the end of the quarter," Reliance Industries said.

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